Michael Caine will receive a special tribute at the 16th annual AFI Fest, running Nov. 7-17 at the event's new headquarters, the ArcLight Theater on Sunset Boulevard.
Dimension Films has tapped tyro scribe Trevor Sands to pen its tentpole film "Six Billion Dollar Man" -- the updated version of Universal TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Visual effects supervisor John Nelson has joined CFX to oversee the f/x sequences the company is creating for Warner Bros.' sci-fi sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions."
"The Sea Watches" is a deliciously lensed, resonant romancer about the emotional rights of women in 19th-century Japan. However, this movie by Kei Kumai is let down by an awkward structure…
An absurdly plotted, emotionally illogical coming-of-ager, "Punch" has none -- going about a round before crudely-drawn characters send pic on a narrative dive. Theatrical chances are nil outside…
Basilio Martin Patino's wanderer-returns drama, "Octavia," finds itself on dramatic crutches from practically the first frame. Everything is subservient to the insistent voiceover of a protagonist…
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A considerable change of pace for Aussie director Alex Proyas, after "The Crow" and "Dark City," "Garage Days" is a sleekly-handled romantic comedy-drama about the misadventures of a struggling rock…
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Jim Keegan, currently chief administrative officer at Lions Gate Entertainment, has added chief financial officer stripes to his title.
Pan-European film fund Eurimages awarded 3.8 million euros ($3.6 million) to 10 productions on Tuesday.